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here you can see the sinkhole is pretty big, about 30 feet across and you can actually put your hand underneath the median there and it will come out on the other side. it is -- it has forced crews to shut down one lane of highway 87 southbound in the alma avenue on-ramp. caltrans discovered the problem tuesday, they came out, they poured some gravel and then last night they compressed that gravel and found that it sunk about a foot below the earth's surface and you can see where that concrete is exposed, all the cracks there. so they shut down some lanes on the freeway at 9:00 last night. we are close to west virginia street just to give you an idea of where we are on 87, and again one southbound lane is closed as is the alma avenue off-ramp. but the on-ramp from 280 is open and crews are expected to be out here all morning repairing the sinkhole so you definitely want to avoid this area. we would suggest using south alma avenue to -- expressway to 87 or also take monterey road as well and cut across to west capitol expressway to 87th. live in san jose, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu chann
some big financial problems. the agency says it lost $8 billion last year. part of it is because of the recession, there has been a steep decline in advertising mail but there's also a lot of first class mail that is now being sent electronically and packages are being carried bid private carriers. the postal service says it will consider opening village offices. postoffice desks and counters that would be placed inside businesses, town halls and community centers. postal service is expected to -- across the country for possible closure. we don't know yet which bay area postoffices may be on that list or how many of them. but about 10 minutes ago i did get a response from a u.s. postal service spokesperson in washington, d.c. she said at 10:30 eastern time they're going to be sending out that list of the 3,600 postoffices. so 10:30 eastern time so about an hour and a half from now for our pacific time. we should get that list and take a look at it to see how this is going to affect postal service here in the bay area. allie rasmus. >>> time now 6:08. the stand off in washington i
below average. system kind of rotating around the big old low up in oregon is right there might produce more than just some low clouds for mendocino county and lake county. possible mostly cloudy skies later on as the tail end of that system kind of swings by. it's also not only giving low clouds but any time you get a little system coming in that enhances the drizzle. a lot of 50s out there with local drizzle and temperatures even with the overcast it's cool. and there's a no doubt about it sea breeze. boot scooting it all the way out to the sacramento valley. temperatures out there have come way down as well. that's pretty impressive system for this time of year. i mean last in june we had two of those systems that came down and visited us, gave us rain. remember rain beginning in june end of june. this time of year it's almost a miracle it makes it that far. the end result for us is a lot of low clouds and drizzle. very, very cool pattern for july. afternoon highs 50s 60s 70s i did go with one 80 that was clear lake but i almost went 79 there. and there will be 60s and 70s in between
warmer inland on the weekend but not a big jump up. temperatures i think will just recover and get back into the 80s. by the coast i still think 50s and 60s. system moved into the pacific northwest actually settled into oregon and the southern end of that has just been sweeping in low clouds. you can see how they bank up. they'll be a decrease in the low cloud deck because it's getting so cool aloft and also the inland temperatures have been plunging there's really not a lot to support it but it's still there. and every wind direction is almost out of the west or southwest. the delta breeze howling all the way to sacramento. two 60s, san jose and san jose state. but upper 50s and mid-50s. that system continues to carve itself out right out of the portland. for this time of year that's an extremely impressive system to make it that far and have this much of an impact. low overcast drizzle fog temperatures held in check cool for july no doubt about that. today, tomorrow bottom out and then a slight increase friday as we head into the weekend. still lots of 70s in areas that should be uppe
a big clean up to do. a fire broke out at daly city's skyline elementary school on christian avenue. this happened about 11:30 last night. just look at the pictures. the portable classroom went up in flames. the damage includes the building itself, everything inside, books, chairs, audio- visual equipment. took firefighters about 15 minutes to put it out. authorities don't know what started the fire but it apparently started outside of the portable building. no word of any injuries and students by the way return to school on august 17th. >>> meantime firefighters say an overnight house fire in san francisco caused about $350,000 damage. this fire started just before 2:30 this morning at a home on melrose avenue. the flames then spread to a second house. took firefighters about 20 minutes to contain that one alarm fire. no injuries have been reported. authorities think the fire started in the living room of the first house, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> the book written by kidnap victim jaycee dugard does not go on sale for another day but it is already
and dry fourth of july weekend. this is part of the latest budget cuts tied to san jose's big budget crisis. on any given day a fire truck or fire engine will be out of service at one of san jose four stations. these cuts are raising public safety fears both in and outside the fire department. >> response times increase. fire intensity grows. and so upon arrival our firefighters will be faced with a greater workload, higher risk, and greater demand. >> that is not good for anybody. >> there will not be any re ductions in staff on sunday or the fourth of july. there are cuts that take place today. >>> san francisco city leaders failed to meet today's budget deadline. they were huddled in closed door meetings in city hall until late last night. they are still trying to figure out the final pieces of a huge budget package. now they have agreed on nearly all of the major points in ed lee's $6.8 billion spending plan. the remaining sticking points include proposed social services cuts and contracting -- contracting out security at some city hospitals. >>> the u.s. senate canceled its holi
there is a big fog bank out there. yesterday it was very shallow and didn't make much of an impact but today it will. now here is sal. >>> steve, right now 880 is getting very slow. that is because of a crash up at 29th about a mile away from here. you can see traffic is stepping up. approaching the coliseum. you can see northbound 880 traffic up on the left of your screen is thick. now the accident is not injury but they are having trouble getting it out of the right lane. also this morning we are looking at the san mateo bridge. that traffic looks good heading out to 101. 6:01 let's go back to the desk. >>> a search will continue off of mexico's coast for seven missing fishermen who's boat capsized and sank. most of the passengers are from right here in the bay area. tara moriarty is joining us live in the newsroom with more on the families and those survivors who are hoping and hoping. tara. >> that is right. three brothers from the bay area survived the boat wreck. their little brother brian long of berkeley is still missing. every hour that goes by hope gets hit with reality. the coast
a pretty big concern. still only about a 30% chance of launch today because of a storm passing across florida. we are looking live there now. it doesn't look bad from this angle. nat is a is hoping it can get started. this is the final u.s. space shuttle mission. >>> the public is invited to chabot space center. kicks are $10 at the door. darts open in just about 9:minutes. claudine wong will be there. she will tell us what makes viewing the launch there so special. this there is another shuttle launch party another that. >>> some of the bay area men that survived that fishing boat accident are back home. but they are devastated because their friends are still missing. >> we are leaving friends behind in the search. we stayed so long because we wanted to see if this was natural conclusions. >> family members and friends of seven missing fishermen got their first call from the coast guard. they were able to ask questions about that search. >> what we want to do is find out what is going to be the final word on a possible dive. is it possible? when it would be possible. >> the coast gua
't have the big surge like we've had the last couple of mornings. we will start off with sunshine. sunrise over the big city. i look for inland temps today. normal high temps for july 20th. we are forecasting 92. it has been awhile since we've been over that number. calistoga 91 average this time of year. and gilroy 88 went slightly above. went 90 degrees. most locations inland temps have been so far below for awhile. coastal temperatures haven't been that far. they have been near average. there is still patchy fog going down the coast. you have to give it credit when the fog wants to form there is nothing to support it. so 50s and 60s on the temps. however, here comes another low dropping in so today looks like a warmup and then we will start to back off a little bit and see temperatures slide down. today unless you are right by the waters edge there won't be that much fog. it will be sunny and warmer for many. the fog will be enhancing and increasing. thick fog. mainly hugging the coast. and inland temps have no problem warming up today. so 60s, 70s, 80s, and low 90s. livermore right at
. there is a big spread on some of the temps. closer to the coast nice inland it will be warm to hot. more fog is on the way. that will take us into wednesday. a big cool down toward the end of the week. >>> a new privacy battle over cell phones. this one involves police, prime suspects and a san francisco lawmaker. >>> hackers target fox news. the fake news that might have confused twitter users over the weekend. >>> welcome back. time now 6:14. california lawmakers will soon vote on a very important bill involving police searches. this one overturned a state supreme court ruling that allowed the police to search a content of a cell phone during an arrest without a warrant. the bills author says that ruling clearly violates the constitutional rights of privacy. however, police organizations say cell phones contain critical information about crimes including some that are still in progress. >>> computer hackers have attacked apple. anti-sec posted a tweet yesterday. they gained private information from an apple server. it accessed the data through a security flaw and software used by apple. an
. >>> well, san jose no longer has a big fireworks show on the 4th of july. but some people put on their own illegal display. pretty professional there. it's been a tradition every 4th of july to set off fireworks, but the law says they are illegal. we talked to a retired fire captain who lives there and he fears that it's just a matter of time before something bad happens. >> you know it can happen in four, five, seven or ten minutes when you have a good wind and old structures that can just take a block out. >> no one out there just doing dumb stuff. they're not doing it with their families and parties they got going on. >> firefighters were out last night trying to educate people about the dangers of setting off their own fireworks. the police chief was also out. he says they don't have the resources to crack down on the activity. the east bay also saw its fair share of fireworks. our ktvu cameras spotted this display from skyline road in oakland around 9:00 last night. oakland is another bay area city that did not hold an official fireworks show for the 4th of july and where fireworks ar
this morning on the big screen. we are live at moffett field and we are going to listen if on the press conference maybe ask a few questions and we'll have more for you at 6:45. reporting live jade hernandez. >>> commuters in the south bay who use the valley transportation authorities light rail system can stay connected on the go. the vta says free 4g wi-fi is now available on all of its light rail trains. the transit agency has been testing the service for about a week and it plans to expand the wi-fi service to its express buses by early next year. >> a lot of people will like that. >>> let's get you going out the door. tara, how is the bay bridge toll plaza look something >> the metering lights usually go on within next 20 minutes. there is only a slight back up in the cash only lanes. right now this is a live look. you can see it's not too bad as you make your way into san francisco. in marin county this is a live look at 101 near the 580 split. and in the east bay traffic in antioch on the bottom portion of your screen heading westbound to pleasant hill is getting a little congest
? >> big time. it's unbelievably hot and humid in the parts of the northeast. and we're relatively cool here. the temperatures have been in the 90s and a couple holding on today. but the fog bank and the sea breeze is up to 20, 25 miles an hour. and that will mean 60s and 70s for many. >>> traffic looks good here on 880 north and south and toward the coliseum. and we're looking at the bay bridge. there was an earlier obstruction on the incline section. they moved it out of the way. and as you move up to the incline, you can see that the traffic is moving along nicely, coming up to the bridge. so whatever it was is now gone. 6:01. and back to the desk. >>> firefighters rushed to stop a house fire from spreading to other nearby homes and is it started around 2:30 this morning on fourth street in oakley. jane joins us live with a possible cause of the fire. >> reporter: the fire investigators have ruled this a suspicious fire this morning. this home destroyed. inside the home, we learned that the firefighters found hundreds of small tanks. it acted as an accelerant to the fire. one man was
to that big hole. east bay mud says that that hole was actually created when water burst through the ground. now crews tell us here that this is an eight inch cast iron pipe that ruptured and they will be removing that section of damaged line and replacing it so they can turn the water back on. the water flooded a nearby house last night and the homeowner had just moved here from seattle. all of his moving boxes are now water logged. >> fire department was helpful. we built a makeshift barrier in the back to try to keep the water from coming in the back door from the garage. >> reporter: workers to not have a time line on when the pipe will be fixed. they're currently pumping water out right now. once they get a look at that pipe they'll have a better idea of exactly what they are dealing with. again, this section mt. diablo boulevard and village center drive. this is all blocked off here. we have one lane in each stretch of the roadway here that's blocked off. don't know how long that's going to be that way but we'll of course be here all morning, monitor it for you and let you know if it
around the world prepare for a big drop on wall street. how does it look right now? we go live to the opening bell up next. >>> welcome back to the morning news. they are ringing the opening bell this morning in new york where investors around the world are looking to our markets to see what happens. of course everybody focusing on the debt limit negotiations going on in washington, d.c. we'll get an update from our washington newsroom. but right now it has been looking about a 100 point drop at our opening. so as soon as we get those numbers in, that following a pretty good drop overnight in asian. european markets are still open. they are actually coming back from their opening drop. so we'll see what happens, we're looking live at the traders and the new york stock exchange, we will get you that number. >>> we will go ahead and smile and say good morning to you. it's monday morning on july 25th. >>> it's 8:30. allie rasmus tell us that court documents reveal gruesome details on the attack outside dodger stadium. >> reporter: stow was beaten outside the dodger stadium just a
really is causing a big slow down on 880 northbound coming up through san leandro. looks like maybe only a couple lanes are getting through on this crash northbound 880 before 98 southbound traffic may be slowing as well because of the crash. let's go out and take a look at some other things. 237 nice commute there crossing 880 and getting up to 101. and if you're driving in contra costa county, highway 4 of course slow. and 680's also slow heading north up to the benicia bridge. for the rest of walnut creek and concord commute looks pretty good. 6:21. let's go to steve. >>> sal, thank you, sir. we have low clouds and fog. not much there yesterday but it's arrived today. it will burn off. we'll have sunshine today. but mild to warm. i don't think we're going to warm up that much. we'll still stay slightly below average for inland temps and plenty of low clouds and fogs keep temperatures in the 60s and 70s. see it's built in rapidly but some areas are reporting not just low clouds but fog. westerly breeze coming right through the golden gate out to the delta keeps temperatures in check. 5
is on treasure island this morning to talk about another big cat walk is set to go into place. i guess a lot of people are noticing it. >> that is right. you can see it from where we are standing. we have a great view of it from here on treasure island. they are the reddish orange strip. those are the so-called cat walks. cal tran has installed three of them. you can see three of them right there. they are supposed to install the fourth and last one sometime at the end of this month. if we zoom in for you you can see the cat walks are flat. they are like that for a reason. they will have to walk on the strips so they can install the cables for the eastern span suspension bridge. once the cable is up it will be 4,000 above where the cat walks are. that main cable is more than a mile long and made up of thousands of smaller cables but we have been tolds work in stringing that cable is supposed to start later this year. reporting live on treasure island allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> thank you. time now 6:46. san francisco police say they have recovered the gun that is at the center of a
temperatures in the 80s. they're really not getting involved in this big warm up if you're headed out to santa clara, they're getting in the 90s. but we're getting a lot of fog here. it's shallow but it's moving into parts of the south bay. so fog then sun, cool to mild to nice to warm to hot. depending on where you are in proximity of that fog and coast. it's a cool pattern, inland upper 80s. 90, 95 for those warmest locations unless you're really far away from the coast and maybe a few pushing in a little bit further than that. there are signs that next week another weak little system will come in which will start another cooling trend that won't be until saturday or sunday. 50s in these temps. concord 55. same for napa, san rafael. san francisco, oakland, livermore 58. and high pressure continues, i think it's put on the brakes. i really do. what we had yesterday is taking into today. maybe some tropical clouds coming around that. again it moves into the sierra of southern california. sunny inland, warming ends by friday, maybe even saturday. we'll have to keep an eye to the south. fog some
ran into the building. a big hole marks the spot in the building roseville where the student crashed into the wall on monday. the dmv said that the driver hit the gas instead of the brake. no one injured. >>> this is video you're going to want to see. take a look. it shows two people stopping a would-be bike thief in san francisco. the communication company security camera caught the whole incident in progress a woman jumps in front of the thief and another man tried to stop him and the thief managed to escape on foot. and we don't know if the police were able to track him down. >>> the nfl lockout is over and back to business for the bay area's two pro football teams. the raiders officially report to training campp this morning. and they're going to make up for lost time. the nfl labor lockout put the whole pro football season on hold for a while and the raiders only have 16 days to get ready for the first preseason game. >> i think the outside world, they didn't know about the business part. they just liked the game and the excitement, watching sports and the highlights and stuff.
. the delta breeze is still kicking up its heels. everything associated with that big low there. our temperatures are held in check. as it ejects out of here there are signs of high pressure. today we will see about the same pattern just lose some of that low clouds. temperatures in the 70s. gradual warming toward the end of the week. sun fair by that i mean higher clouds to the north. patchy fog. slightly warmer. 79 fairfield. petaluma at 75. 77 only in walnut creek. 80s in antioch and brentwood. livermore 79. morgan hill gilroy low 80s. milpitas 75. 60s and 70s south san francisco along the coast. san mateo coast fog free last night. a little chance wednesday. warmer weather does work its way toward the west coast. >>> in a few minutes the crew of the international space station and atlantis wish each other goodbye. this as they prepare to head home. >>> horrifying scene at an outdoor music festival. several fans of a well-known band are hurt. >>> volcanic eruption in central indonesia continues to shoot ash and fire to the sky this morning. it spewed ash almost 2,000 feet into the
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